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Messages - marlowebeach

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I guess I'm afraid to put it out there with my school because if they say it isn't enough, I'm trapped. I would do just about anything to get away, and I'm debating whether I should just take the safe route and marry a platonic friend in another state, with the understanding that it's a temporary solution to save me from this hellhole, and we will split as soon as we can. Seems extreme, but I want out that much. I hate lying, I hate feeling trapped into this, but I don't have any faith that they'd be reasonable and let me go for the legit reasons.

Third year visiting is basically domestic exchange. You can't transfer after 2L from anywhere thst I know of without redoing the credits, but you can attend another school as a visitor and accrue credits toward graduation at your original school. Some schools are pretty relaxed about it - I just happen to go to a school that's not.

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I'm a second semester 2L.

I hate my school. I hate this city. I've hated it since roughly the middle of first semester of 1L, and it hasn't gotten any better. I tried to make it work, but at this point, I'm done. My school says it needs to see "serious hardship" to allow classes taken somewhere else, aka 3rd year visiting.

Before I came here, I was an active, happy person. I had a high stress job with long hours, but I was also outgoing and energetic and I never met a stranger. I want to be that way again, and I don't think I can be anything other than miserable here. What would count as the "serious hardship" my school says they have to see to let me out? Since I've been here I've been stalked by another student to the extent that the school had to get a restraining order (think Single White Female) and drugged and assaulted off-campus by a non-student. I've developed and been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and an eating disorder, none of which I ever had before. I never leave the house anymore except to go to classes or the gym. I'm on anti-depressants and an anti-anxiety med for the first time in my life, not that it's helping much.

This isn't a normal "can't handle law school" thing. I don't actually mind the work, and I'm doing fine academically. I just hate the city, the people, the school policies and politics, the weather...  do you think a letter from a psychiatrist would be enough?

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